RD Blog: 1.30.09

Polygyny is in the news again, this time in Canada, where a defense lawyer says that allowing gay marriage will pave the way for allowing polygamy to be legalized. I try to look on the bright side of polygamy legalization:

Polygyny is often associated with the exploitation of women partly because its illegal status allows for abuses to go unreported. With legalization comes regulation: if we legalize and regulate polygamous marriage like we do other forms of marriage, those in polygamous marriages will no longer be in legal limbo.